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Job Number : 29325
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) on 2 Dec 2019
  • Do you want to work for a growing, values driven not-for-profit?
  • Do you have a strong belief in humanity and the basic right to a second chance?

We have an exicitng opportunity to work in a supportive team to make a real impact on recidivism and reintegration within a mariginalised group in the community. We are looking for an experienced Psychologist to join us in our Clinical Team being delivered from our Richmond office. We’d love to hear from people who are motivated by working with a team of skilled and knowledgeable staff, innovative in finding solutions, and passionate about the right to a second chance.   


A little bit about ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending, and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.


The program and the role

As a Psychologist at ACSO you will be responsible for the provision of clinical services to clients from the age of 12 years through to adults who are registered with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and are exhibiting problematic or potentially dangerous sexual behaviour. This position has a state wide responsibility and requires some travel. You will be required to have sound knowledge and understanding of best practice principles to assess the risk, need and responsivity factors in treating ACSO's complex client group. The role will have an important impact on increasing both client and staff's understanding of client's needs, capacity for change and how to interven and support accordingly. 


At ACSO our people are important to us, we are an organisation built on the ethos of "creating another chance" and are committed the values of passion for our mission, belief in humanity, integrity and a pioneeinrg spirit. The role would suit someone who shares a passion for human services and working within the justice system. 

What we’re looking for?

  • Registered Psychologist with the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency)
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in the areas of sexual offending and/or Intellectual Disability, preferably in the area of behavioural intervention and treatment
  • Experience in delivering group treatment and one-to-one interventions
  • Ability to provide staff training in the area of problematic behaviour in individuals with an Intellectual Disability to a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills

What ACSO can offer you

  • Fixed term position until 30 June 2021 (with the possibility of extension)
  • $85k base salary + 9.5 % superannuation + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket! $95k approx. package)
  • A supportive and collaborative team and leaders
  • A challenging yet rewarding position
  • Learning opportunities and career development
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexi time working hours

To apply please visit our careers website at and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the PD available on our website). Applications close 20 December 2019

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. ACSO acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.

Contact Details
Sophia Papailiadis - 0488 114 849

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